## Reflection: Lesson Planning We Love Graphing: Valentine's Day Graphing Fun - Section 2: Activity

When I look back at my days in elementary school, I have very fond memories of the special days we celebrated.  Whether it be holiday celebrations or special days like "Dinosaur Day", there is an emotional connection to those days that have lasted for decades.  Special days are an important part of the school year for every student.  As teachers, we need to capitalize on these days and create meaningful learning activities that are fun for the students.

These days are probably not the best days to introduce new concepts, but a great time to review or strengthen concepts.  The activities on these days are often multi-sensory and often utilize realia that helps bring the lesson to life for the students.  Often times, educators will write off these days as "fun days".  A fun day should not be a wasted day, but rather a day to support learning while creating lasting memories for students.

We Love Graphing-Valentine's Day Graphing Fun
Lesson Planning: We Love Graphing-Valentine's Day Graphing Fun

# We Love Graphing: Valentine's Day Graphing Fun

Unit 6: Fun with Numbers 0-20 and Beyond
Lesson 10 of 21

## Big Idea: A special holiday does not mean math learning can't happen! Have some Valentine's Day fun with this sweet lesson.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, SIOP, ELL, counting
25 minutes

### Joyce Baumann

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